Camp Caritou to resume operations

NORTH BAY (September 15, 2017) –The Friends of Camp Caritou, and the Bonfield and District Lions Club are pleased to announce that a settlement of the Court Proceedings involving the future of Camp Caritou has been reached with Girl Guides of Canada (GGC). All Parties have come together to resolve this matter in the best interests of all the stakeholders, and the community.

Camp Caritou, located on Lake Nosbonsing, will resume operation in 2017, and will be jointly operated by the Friends of Camp Caritou, and the Bonfield and District Lions Club. When Camp Caritou resumes operation, it will operate as a charitable purpose trust with the objective of providing camping experiences primarily to the children and youth of the local community and area. Programs will include nature and environmental programs, camping experiences, leadership skills, arts and crafts and other related activities.

Camp Caritou will not operate as a Girl Guide Camp, and will not be in any way affiliated with Girl Guides of Canada. However, Girl Guides of Canada is supportive of the operation of the Camp by the Friends of Camp Caritou, and the Bonfield and District Lions Club. Local Girl Guide units, and other youth groups will be able to camp at Camp Caritou. There will also be access for adults and local organizations to use the facilities at the camp.

The Friends of Camp Caritou thank GGC for its cooperation in resolving this matter, and are excited to work together with the Bonfield and District Lions Club to renew the facilities at the Camp, and to continue the wonderful camping experiences and memories that have long been part of the Camp Caritou history. The Friends of Camp Caritou also wish to thank the community for the ongoing support and assistance it has received in pursuing this matter to this resolution. Finally, the Friends of Camp Caritou and GGC thank the offices of the Ontario Public Guardian and Trustee and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in North Bay for their assistance in this matter.

More information will be released from time to time as to the plans for the operation of Camp Caritou.